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sober living waukesha wiconsinThe Basics 

WisHope provides structured and transitional sober living / Recovery Housing for men and women in early recovery from chemical dependency. WisHope tailors treatment plans and expectations to fit every client’s individual needs. Above all, it expects residents to work on a program of recovery and maintain abstinence from alcohol and/or drugs.

Accommodations and Amenities

WisHope operates in the heart of downtown Waukesha, with locations spread throughout the city. Each gender-specific house accommodates between eight and 72 clients. Clients share double or triple-occupancy furnished bedrooms, which include twin beds, dressers, nightstands and lamps.

Amenities include Wifi, utilities, off-street or garage parking and laundry rooms. Recovery Coaches live on the premises at all locations.

Rules and Regulations

Prior to admittance, residents must submit an application on the WisHope website. After reviewing the application,  staff will reach out to residents to see how they can best help them. WisHope refers to their house rules as “expectations” with the belief that residents will uphold the expectations and hold their peers to the same standards. The weekly expectations include attending regular 12-step meetings, working the steps with a sponsor, attending the house meetings and/or attending their outpatient program.

Residents must fulfill their housing obligations and fill their free time with productive activities. As a result, they are often at work, school, or volunteering.

WisHope conducts random drug and alcohol screenings. There is a zero tolerance policy regarding relapse. Consequently, when a relapse occurs the staff evaluates the situation and takes the appropriate actions.

They refer relapsed clients who require immediate medical assistance to a local hospital or detox facility.


Beyond a safe and sober living environment, WisHope provides sober coaches, interventions for distressed families of alcoholics and/or addicts and sober chaperone services.

Recovery coaching provides clients with hands-on support towards getting their lives back together. This support might include job coaching, school enrollment assistance, transportation, 12-step meeting referrals, goal setting and creating a day-to-day schedule helping clients stay active and focused on building a solid foundation for sober lives. These services are provided at an additional cost, and are also open to the community.

In Summary

WisHope is a supportive and structured environment for men and women who have a little sober time under their belt. The homes are comfortable, quiet and clean and residents are allowed autonomy as long as they remain clean and sober. Clients are given the opportunity to assimilate into the real world with a supportive and sober network while they rebuild sober and independent lives.

WisHope Location

223 Wisconsin Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186

WisHope Cost

At WisHope, the cost of living varies depending on the programming one wishes to attend. For clients in Transitional Sober living (males only) the first month costs $800, and is $600 for every month following. If they are in Structured Sober living (male), the cost of living is $900 for the first month, which includes four $50 food cards which WisHope staff disperses on a weekly basis. Then $600 for the following months.

For female residents, the first month is $1,200, and $1,000 for each month following. Either way, all clients prepare their own meals and are responsible for making sure that the kitchens are kept tidy and clean.

Applications: Female Application  Male Application

Reach WisHope by phone at (262) 701-7257 and (844) WIS-HOPE or by email at [email protected]. Find WisHope on Facebook

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